Viking, London, 1994. Hard Cover. First Edition / First Printing. Book Condition: Near Fine. Minor bump to front board's upper corner. Page block has minor toning which is really very common in British printings. Page block is square and tight. Clean ! Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Although there are no tears the corners have, in my honest appraisal, significant signs of wear. Color loss and some minor wrinkling, creases. As a collector myself, I don't like surprises. All flaws listed. Jacket is protected in mylar cover and book placed in archival bag.National Book Award winner !!! SIGNED & DATED "2 June 1994" BY THE AUTHOR ON FULL TITLE PAGE !!!. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: A dazzling fourth novel by the author of The Recognitions, Carpenter's Gothic, and JR uses his considerable powers of observation and satirical sensibilities to take on the American legal system. Reprint. 30, 000 first printing.
Review: Perhaps William Gaddis' most accessible novel--though a dense and imposing book--A Frolic of His Own is a masterful work that mocks the folly of a litigious society. The story centers around Oscar Crease, the grandson of a Confederate soldier who avoided a deadly battle by invoking a legal clause that allowed him to hire a substitute and who later became a Supreme Court judge. Oscar writes a play about his grandfather that goes unproduced yet appears as the story behind a big-budget Hollywood film. Oscar sues and is tossed into the vortex of litigation. Meanwhile, almost 20 other lawsuits of varying frivolity swirl about, adding to this satirical and philosophical treat, which won the National Book Award for 1994.
Title: A Frolic of His Own
Publication Date: 1994
Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: 1st Edition
Book Description Viking 02/06/1994, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. A lot of light scratches and slight shelf wear on jacket. Content is fine. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 092558-6
Book Description Viking, London, 1994. Leinen. Dust Jacket Condition: mit Schutzumschlag. 586 S.; Schwarzer OLn mit goldgepr. Rückentitel, OUmschlag; 1015 gr. Sprache: Englisch, Ein sehr gutes Exemplar. 1300 Gramm. Buch. Bookseller Inventory # 2855
Book Description Poseidon Press, New York, 1994. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Thick 8vo(9"tall)white illustrated printed wraps. First Printing, 1994. Minor stains to front cover, minor edgewear to cover, otherwise Very Good. SCARCE IN THIS EDITION. Bookseller Inventory # 6256
Book Description Viking. First English edition., London, 1994. Hardcover/Hardback. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. Gaddis' fourth novel and last published in his lifetime. Fine in dustwrapper. book. Bookseller Inventory # 44409
Book Description Poseidon Press, New York, 1994. Softcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. Uncorrected Proof. In white card covers with blue titles and decoration. No dust jacket. 586 pages. Book is near fine. There is a little shelf-wear to extremities, otherwise clean and unmarked. Size: 9 1/4 x 6 ". Bookseller Inventory # 903466
Book Description Viking, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Signed. First Edition. First Edition / First Printing Stated with "1" in the Full Number Line. * Signed and dated by Author on the title page. "William Gaddis / 2 June, 1994" No Inscriptions. Dust Jacket is unclipped with publisher's price on inside flap. [Jacket illustrated from a painting by Bosch]. NOT a book club edition. NO owner's name or bookplate. NO remainder mark. Pages are clean and crisp. Binding is tight and square. A Fine Copy in a Fine Jacket. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001383456
Book Description Viking, London, 1994. Soft Cover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. Fine in white printed wrappers with proof dust jacket, which has wear along the top oversized edge. Bookseller Inventory # b3152
Book Description Viking,UK, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. UK1ST.EDITION.1ST.PRINTING.NEAR FIEN HARDBACK IN NEAR FIEN DUSTWRAPPER.A LOVELY COPY-UNREAD.SIGNED BY WILLIAM GADDIS ON THE HALF TITLEPAGE "WILLIAM GADDIS 2 JUNE 1994".SIGNED BY WILLIAMGADDIS WHEN I MET THIS AMAZINE AUTHOR.ALSO A FLIER FOR A TALK BY THE AUTHO ON 9 JUNE 1994 (AGAIN ATTENDED BY ME!). Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # SHHHEEPOPLLLLLFFF